Star Trek: Season 2, Episode 14

Wolf in the Fold (22 Dec. 1967)

TV Episode  -   -  Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 755 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 4 critic

Kirk and the Enterprise Computer become detectives after Scotty is accused of murdering women on a pleasure planet.



0Check in

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 753 titles
created 10 Jan 2012
a list of 23 titles
created 10 Apr 2012
a list of 26 titles
created 19 Aug 2012
a list of 79 titles
created 11 months ago

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Wolf in the Fold (22 Dec 1967)

Wolf in the Fold (22 Dec 1967) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Star Trek.
« Previous Episode | 44 of 80 Episodes | Next Episode »





Episode complete credited cast:
Charles Macaulay ...
Jaris (as Charles Macauley)
Pilar Seurat ...
Charles Dierkop ...
Joseph Bernard ...
Tanya Lemani ...
Kara (as Tania Lemani)
John Winston ...
Transporter Chief
Virginia Aldridge ...
Karen Tracy
Judith McConnell ...
Yeoman Tankris (as Judy McConnell)
Judi Sherven ...


While on shore leave on the planet Argelius II with Dr. McCoy and Captain Kirk, Chief Engineer Scott finds himself accused of murdering an exotic dancer he met in a nightclub. He has no recollection of the incident but is found standing over the girl with a bloody knife in his hand. For Mr. Hengist, the chief administrator, the case is cut and dried, but Jaris, the planet's leader, suggests that his wife chair a séance to identify the killer. Tragedy strikes again, still pointing to Mr. Scott as the culprit. Kirk suggests they retire to the Enterprise where they can use its computers to determine if Scott is lying and who the real culprit may be. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


See all certifications »


Official Sites:



Release Date:

22 December 1967 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Author Robert Bloch revisited the subject of Jack the Ripper several times in his short stories: The Treasure of Jack the Ripper; Yours Truly Jack the Ripper; and, A Most Unusual Murder. See more »


Scotty's hand shifts position between shots as he is on the witness stand. More, the close-up of Scotty's hand was that of another actor. This was done to conceal the fact that James Doohan's right middle finger was missing, the result of his participation in 1944's Invasion of Normandy. See more »


Dr. McCoy: She's dead, Jim.
See more »


Featured in Bring Back... Star Trek (2009) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

What's in a Name, unless it's Redjac!
12 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Redjac, Regak, Jack...Robert Bloch is back (after "Catspaw") and he has Jack the Ripper on his mind. This must be murder! We begin with a belly dancer. What's this? Is this not Trek? Sure enough, there's Kirk, McCoy and a lusty Scotty watching the show, to the tune of an old Orion slave girl dance. Next thing we know, Scotty has knifed the poor girl to death in a mist-filled alley. Then he does it again, to a poor yeoman. And again, to a local mystic. All women. And him with a recent knock on the head, caused by a female crewmember. Yes, it must be him. Murder mystery solved! Well, not quite. Just one thing to mention before we go on, regarding the 2nd murder: Scotty is the main (and only) suspect at this point; so they send him downstairs to be alone with another female in a secluded chamber; sure enough, she's dead a minute later. But, what do I know? I've never conducted a murder investigation. I guess that's how it's done in the 23rd century.

This is a fun, if trivial, episode, filled with some nice touches. The alien society here is one of the most peaceful we've ever seen but they still resort to ancient customs for dealing with murderers: death by slow torture. Cut to: Scotty 'gulp.' There's a central séance which manages to be spooky as the doomed clairvoyant describes the menace - evil, a hatred of all that lives, and so on. Then we learn about this entity which was known as Jack on Earth in the 19th century and which continued to kill every few decades as mankind spread to the stars. It's intriguing, copied by Stephen King for his magnum opus, 'It,' not to mention there was that Kolchak TV film "The Night Strangler" in '73

  • though we never learn what this timeless creature did before its
escapades as the Ripper. Then the crew all get space happy thanks to a special cocktail from McCoy and, as seems customary with many later Trek episodes, a grim tone is subverted to a playful one in the last act. The episode also generalizes the fear factor in females, making them the primary (and only) targets of this cosmic killer. At least the monstrous alien killer in "Obsession" was more diverse in its attacks - red-shirts! Stick to what you know, Trek!

19 of 23 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Why doesnt Spock wear command division Yellow at all? Tidewatcher
An alternate Earth for Assignment: Earth? A_Dude_Named_Dude
The Corbomite Maneuver vs Elaan of Troyius ewaf58
How would Kirk deal with The Dominion, Borg, Ferengi and Cardassians? Tidewatcher
Which episode had the green lady? nina-115
Anyone else seeing 'Mirror Mirror' now? degrimstead-1
Discuss Wolf in the Fold (1967) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: